South Africa has identified 2 858 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of infections to 2 961 406. Gauteng accounted for 2 308 of all new cases.

This increase represents a 9.8% positivity rate. A further six COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 797 to date.

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According to the NICD, “The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (81%), followed Western Cape accounting for 5%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Limpopo accounted for 2%; and Eastern Cape, Free State and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% respectively.”